Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Cutco Carving Guide, World's Finest Cutlery


This pamphlet has a golden brown textured background. On the front, a large white circle is divided in half, with one side devoted to a black-and-white illustration of a couple carving a turkey. The left side of the circle is divided into several smaller frames with color drawings of food items. The title is in purple above and below the circle. The back, in black and orange on white, tells how CUTCO Cutlery was chosen by the Museum of Modern Art for good design. A black circle with strings at the top has "Good Design" in a white square inside an orange square. Below, in a fine orange frame, is information about the research for the pamphlet and the company's name and offices. The front end page describes the CUTCO lamb wedge-lock handle and the Double-D grind followed by the advantages of each. The "Carving Section" lists 11 steps to carving preparation followed by detailed instructions, with illustrations, on how to carve various cuts of beef, pork, lamb, veal, tongue and fowl. "Talk about sharp articles tells what NOT to use knives for, followed by the use and care of various cutting and carving utensils. There is information on the CUTCO replacement and service policy and tips for proper storage. The last page and back end page show CUTCO gift sets and carving combiniations. Attached at the end is a yellow and brown postal card to send in for information on becoming a CUTCO distributor: "Do you need an extra paycheck?" tells how "Hundreds of ambitious young men add to their regular incomes by showing the world's finest cutlery -- Cutco." A black-and-white insert has "Instructions For Using CUTCO Knife Sharpener -- Not Recommended For Double D Grind" with eight steps and an illustration. Another insert is a blue-and-white order blank, with label and carbon paper, to send in a CUTCO piece for service.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Cutco

Publisher: CUTCO, A Division of Wear-Ever Aluminum, Inc. (New Kensington, Pa.)


22 p.

21.6 x 14.0 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: Permission is granted from the copyright owner/holder.


Citation: Cutco Carving Guide, World's Finest Cutlery. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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